Esports Insight: A Message to Esports Professionals

The professional players in esports are the lifeblood and sustenance of the industry as a whole. They are the resource that teams need to win new fans, the athletes that tournaments need to put on the best possible entertainment, and the stars that fans of the industry follow avidly, drawing them…

Esports Insight: A Message to Sponsors

Sponsors have a tough time of navigating an industry growing this quickly, and contacting the right (trustworthy) people to make the most of opportunities in the space can be challenging.   I know how tough it can be to make the right strategic call on these things because I worked in…

Esports Insight: The Value Chain

Quick Look: Value Chain. What's this? In order for those less familiar with the industry at large to orientate themselves, this article will give a brief overview of what we call the value chain of the esports ecosystem. The value chain is how aspects of the industry interact with each other and…

Why Singapore?

I get asked a lot why we incorporated Catalyst Esports Solutions in Singapore, and - while I’ve already lived here nearly 5 years - there were other, more practical reasons to set up here. I want to share some of those reasons with other aspiring entrepreneurs out there to shed some light on the…

The Future of Esports in Singapore

“Why the hell isn’t esports exploding in Singapore with the amount of talented and passionate people we have in the scene right now?” This was the question raised by Hammy (formerly Razer and Garena) on Facebook in the wake of ESL One Genting, and I’m sure the question re-surfaced in peoples’ minds…

Industry pioneer wants to bring brand management to esports

"In the year that Dictionary.com recognized esports, it should come as no surprise that movers and shakers are taking big risks and looking to the future. One of the first to capitalize on the momentum and help professionalize the industry is Drew Holt-Kentwell, formerly the lynchpin behind the…